‘I’m not desperate to rule,’ Jonathan says
President Goodluck Jonathan has said that he’s not desperate to continue ruling Nigeria.
Jonathan however said that he is ready and willing to serve the country if allowed to stay in office.
The President stated this during the launch of a book, “The People’s Choice: The story of President Goodluck Jonathan,” written by Rev. Fr. Charles Imokhai.
“My second message is to all of us, especially those of us who are politicians, that for all of us who want to serve, we should be ready to serve but we should not be desperate to serve our people,” Jonathan said.
“Sometimes, people ask me that Mr. President, from what we read and what we see, we see you still smiling and unruffled. Yes, nothing will really ruffle me because I am willing and ready to serve but I am not desperate to serve. That is what keeps me going,” he added.
“All of us who want to hold offices from the least, a counselor of a ward or a chairman of a council, a member of the state House of Assembly or member of House of Representatives, Senate, Governor or the President, if all of us are always ready and willing to serve our people but we are not desperate in that our mission, then of course Nigeria will be a better place for all of us,” the President said.
The book launch held today, March 20, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.